many different lands and peoples brought under the control of one ruler
region stretching from the Persian Gulf northwest up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and west over the Mediterranean Sea
written rules for people to obey
code of law
fair treatment of all the people to obey
payment made in return for protection
forced removal from one's homeland, often to lands far away
practice of allowing people to keep their traditions and beliefs
governmental divisions like states
governors of provinces in the Persian Empire
road used for government purposes in ancient times
ruler of an empire
person chosen to rule over a territory
course of action chosen by a government
coins that are issued by the government and are official money
fair treatment of all the people based on the law
Ruler of the Babylonian Empire from 1792 to 1750 BC
an ancient city of SW Asia, on the Euphrates River, famed for its magnificence and culture
king who took control of Persian Empire from the Medes people. He ruled through the policy of toleration - he believed in ruling by fairness and having a peace among his people
Cyrus the Great
Emperor that was the successor to Cyrus and expanded the empire by harsh means. He built the Royal Road and created minted coins
He was the ruler of Akkadian Empire - the first empire in world history - Around 2371 BC
Another name for Hammurabi's Code
"an eye for an eye"
How long did the Babylon Empire last?
about 200 years
The goal of Hammurabi's Code was to ...
bring fairness and justice to everyone in the empire
What empire arose in the Fertile Crescent right after the fall of Babylonia?
He was the most powerful ruler in the history of Assyria
In 609 BC, Assyria fell to the ...
Medes and Chaldeans
They are called the new Babylonians
These two cultures were ruled by cruel rulers
Assyrians and Chaldeans
He was the ruler of the Chaldean Empire at its peak, rebuilt the city of Babylon, built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and held Hebrews captive in Babylon for about 50 Years